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obama. washington dc gets it. [applause] and of course i have to thank our former mayor and senator dianne feinstein. her transit leadership began at city hall when she over saw the rebuilt of our cable car system and wonderful you have been part of this and champion for this all these years. congress woman spare thank you and speaker pelosi we want to thank you for shepherding this subway. we needed champions like all of you and thank you for that. to the mta staff and the director and everyone doing the work, to the ta staff, to the mtc, thank you for all that you're doing. now i had in my talking points a reference that we know you need the central subway if you get on the 30 stockton and apparently everyone else had that in the talking points. through the denser parts of san francisco, as someone who doesn't have a car i have and millions of us have wasted countless hours trying to get through our downtown corridor but i want to take a moment to thank the most important folks who are not here with us and that is the people of san francisco. for years before i joined the bo
in washington. >> reporter: at a little book store just outside the nation's capital president obama and his daughters were thinking small. >> we can do a little shopping as well. happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> reporter: on this small business saturday the president chose to lead by example. giving a boost to the small businesses that often get lost in the holiday sales shuffle. >> small businesses are the job creators. two out of every three met new private sector jobs are created by a small business. >> reporter: and those small business owners are counting on their neighbors for survival. >> just don't have that kind of budget, just advertising with the mega marketing. it's nice to still be remembered and small business saturday is the best time that people notice us. ♪ >> reporter: christmas traditions like this seem almost quaint when compared to the new face of the holidays. big chain stores got their holiday season off and running, even before the traditional black friday feeding frenzy. they're hoping an extra shopping week this year can boost their bottom lines to nearly $600 b
to operate, given all the onerous and burdensome regulations coming out of washington. and we want to make that stop so we can turn the country around and began to be a starter country again. we know that the obama administration over the course of the term has imposed 400 regulations that impose more than $100 million of costs annually on small businesses. the small business administration has said that there are so many regulatory burdens on small business that it cost them $10,000 per employee. those are the kinds of things that we want to stop right now so we can see more startup and jobs created. >> is one thing to ope for freezing regulations. but i guess we had hoped for "a-team" canaday. if you don't know these regulations, you could be in big trouble. let's say that you stop adding to the regulations. that alone has prompted the obama administration say, well, republicans don't want t protect us. how are you going to answer the predictable criticism that you're not looking out for folks, you are looking out for business interests? >> well, we are. we are saying in health emergency
for a moment. near ago critical moment in washington as president obama gears up for a new round of talks with congressional leaders over the fiscal cliff. lawmakers are running out of time to strewniike a deal to av across the board spending cuts and major tax hikes. what will it take for both sides to reach a compromise. here is washington times columnist. >> let's start here. yesterday was small business saturday. should we fall off this fiscal cliff how would it effect the small businesses in this country? >> well, i think right now, ar they will. that's t -- arthel that's the big question. most have no idea what they are facing. if all of the bush tax cuts do expire as they are slated to do then small business owners would be looking at massive tax hikes across the boards. right now they are filling out their budgets for the following year doing something congress has not been able to do in years. but they are filling out their budget. if they think they are facing a huge tax hike, what they are going to do is they are not going to hire people. they are going to lay people off. we ha
return to washington this week from their holiday break. >> after meeting with president obama before the thanksgiving holiday. >> i want to welcome the congressional leadership here. >> reporter: they express optimism about leaching a deal to avoid tax increases and spending cuts to take effect next year. >> we had a constructive meeting with the president to talk about america's physical problem. >> we have the cornerstones of being able to work something out. the. >> reporter: they have been working behind the scenes to find the common ground. how to bring in more tax revenue and reduce spending on programs like medicare. but it is not yet cheer when lawmakers and the president will meet mix. even if some progress is made next week. a final deal can and long way off. >> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions early. they 10 to do better when they have a deadline. so, i would be pleasantly surprised to see a deal emerge earlier than at the end of the year. but we will see. >> that was athena jones reporting. >>> analysis suggests if a compromise is not reached. 49,
. they were all compromisers. and then i read your book earlier this year, bob woodward, about president obama and this stalemate over trying to find some kind of way to keep the government running here in washington. it occurs to me that what seems to be lacking these days is this ability of modern politicians to compromise. i sometimes wonder if they-- if they've forgotten how to do it. >> one theme is the president, no matter who is president, is the chief strategist. they set the tone. they say this is how we're going to do things and fix things. in the case of obama and the first term, and the economic issues, he didn't fix them. and he didn't find a way to work his will. and you see lincoln and jefferson and eisenhower did. now, we're catching obama midstream. he still has another four years. the interesting question is going to be how he takes victory. we know how romney has taken defeat-- not very well. and he is grousing. what has obama learned? how is he going to say, "we're going to fix some of these things, not just play politics? >> schieffer: well, doris, you lived with lincoln f
thanks this weekend while surrounded by destruction. >>> from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >>> president obama doing his part for the economy over the weekend out holiday shopping as part of small business saturday, picking up several children's book at an independent bookstore iypÑarlington. >>> meanwhile, uncertainty in the middle east. more clashes in egypt over the weekend as police use tear gas this morning to disburse protesters in cairo. i want to start there. we have "new york times" columnist david brooks and our own andrea mitchell. andrea, this is because president morsi has seized power, a day after brokering a cease-fire between israel and hamas, he is now consolidating power. how worry side the administration about it? >> very worried, but they are very, very cautious because he is their new point of leverage really with hamas. he is the future, they thought, of trying to negotiate something and revive the israeli-palestinian talks. and now suddenly he seizes power. he was looking for t
reports from washington, even the president crossed a few things off his shopping list. >> reporter: at a little bookstore just outside the nation's capital, president obama and his daughters were thinking small. >> we can do a little shopping. happy thanksgiving, everybody. >> on this small business saturday, the president chose to lead by example, giving a boost to the small businesses that often get lost in the holiday sales shuffle. >> small businesses are the job creters. two out of every three new net sector jobs are created by a small business. >> reporter: and there are small business owners are counting on their neighbors for survival. >> just don't have that kind of budget to start advertising with the mega marketing. so it's nice to still be remembered. and small business saturday is the best time to let people notice us. ♪ >> reporter: christmas traditions like this seem almost quaint when compared to the new face of the holidays. big chain stores got their holiday season off and running even before the traditional black friday feeding frenzy. they're hoping an extra s
's athena jones has more now on the any dwoenany negotiation. randi, folks here in washington are wondering if this week will mark a turning point between republicans and democrats. after meeting with president obama before the thanksgiving holiday -- >> well, i want to welcome the conventional leadership here -- >> reporter: congressional leaders express optimism about reaching a deal to avoid $500 billion in tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect next year. >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president to talk about america's fiscal problem. >> we have the corner stones of being able to work something out. >> reporter: staffers have been working behind the scenes to find common ground. the big sticking points, how to bring in more tax revenue and reduce things like medicare. but it's not clear when the president and lawmakers will meet next. and even if some progress is made this week, a final deal could still be a long way off. >> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions ear early. they tend to do bet when they have a deadline. i would be pleasantl
.m. on thanksgiving day. >>> after millions flock to superstores for black friday, president obama and his daughters did some shopping of their own. dropping by a local bookstore near washington to take part in the third annual small business saturday. they picked up about 15 children's books to give as gifts to family. >>> well, it's practically become a holiday of it's own, waking up from a turkey coma and shopping for deals on-line this weekend, and, of course, tomorrow on cyber monday. according to mcafee security on-line holiday shopping is expected to climb about 12% this year to 96 billion dollars. i spoke to mcafee's on-line security expert robert about their list of 12 scams of christmas to avo while shopping, and at the top of their list, social media scams. >> bad guys are creating fake social media pages with too good to be true offers, and then luring in unsuspecting victims with offers via status updates, to your friends' pages. once you click on those links, it can infect your page and your pc. just delete those links and don't go to those status updates and be careful out there. >> t
report which show the obama administration's refusal to identify enemies of state as terrorists. the bulk of the problem, accord to the record stems from the justice department, peter doocy with the report from washington. >> reporter: the department of justice has not even identified what topics should be covered in their cowering violent extremism or cve training, despite the fact the report from the government accountability office 210 violent ex islamic extremists are known to have radicalized in north america and 80% began it after 9/11, the face of terror is changing and susan collins, one of the senators who commissioned the report, says the administration's identification of the 2009 shut itting at fort hood, texas as workplace violence, is one reason that law enforcement agents nationwide are not properly learning who they should be on the lookout for. >> to counter the threat, to better understand its roots, and, how it may develop among certain people in our own country, we have to be willing to name the threat, to understand it, in order to counter it. >> reporter: the gao rep
, in washington, d.c., republicans have reached out to president obama in the hope of working together to help our economy grow and solve the debt that threatens our children's future. the clock is ticking. one month from now, unless congress and the president take action, the current tax rates will would expire and we will experience the largest tax increase in u.s. history. amid so much economic suffering, raising taxes would have a devastating impact on our economy. we cannot let this happen. republicans believe this is an opportunity to finally solve problems thatwill washington has ignored. whether it is the tax code or entitlement programs that are on a path to bankruptcy, no more short-term mandates or excuses. we can do this right. we can pass on our children and economy of growth and opportunity and government that empowers all businesses and stays out of their way. a country in which everyone has a shot at the american dream. republicans are ready and eager to get to work. we hope president obama is as well. america is a country whose people can do anything and whose leaders can envision
and myself who are worried about the so-called fiscal cliff. lawmakers are returning to work in washington and they have just 37 days i believe it is now. there you can see. it's a daunting task if president obama and congress fail to reach a tax deal because that will mean huge tax increases and spending cuts would automatically kick in january 1st. today several key republicans backed away from a pledge banning tax hikes including senator lindsey graham and congressman peter king. are we inching closer to some potential compromise. athena joan has been following the fiscal cliff negotiations. >> martin, with congress returning this weekend, not much public evidence of any real progress on a deal the avoid the fiscal cliff. folks here in washington are wondering if this week will prove a turning point for republicans and democrats. members of congress expressed optimism sunday about the prospects for reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. a series of tax increases and spending cuts next year that could do serious damage to the economy. they also sounded warnings. >> we can and must ge
: the approaching fiscal cliff could hurt out of the work americans. president obama is meeting with congressional leaders to reach an agreement. but a deal could mean higher taxes for small business owners and a hiring freeze. and now, reporting from washington, dc, from peter. >>peter: republicans and democrats alike think closing loopholes to raise revenue is a good idea but republicans are resisting the idea that increasing tax rates on the wealthy will steer the country away from the fiscal cliff but the democrats insist it will. >> i am opposed to raising tax rates but i do believe we can close a lot of loopholes. >> they have to go up real tax rates or effective tax rates. second, though, we have to close some significant loopholes. >> republican senator graham is okay with new revenue and willing to cap deductions but only if democrats agree to reform entitlements such as social security and medicare. >> i don't expect the democrats to go for premium support or voucher plan but i do expect them to adjust the entitlement programs before necessity bankrupt the country. >> some entitlement re
with alex witt."" >> in washington, a preview of where we stand in terms of the fiscal cliff. >>> how much does president obama need to achieve in terms of greatness? >>> plus, black friday. one writer says it's way overhyped. >>> and the salvation army kettle. it's part of my twitter question. we'll look ahead to that in ten minutes or so. >> thank you. they are right outside where we work. there's a sort of enthusiasm around them. >> there is. it's good. >>> my footnote is next and it's on the passing of the civil rights legend. no, not that, not here! [ male announcer ] antacids don't relieve gas. gas-x is designed to relieve gas. gas-x. the gas xperts. gas-x is designed to relieve gas. is bigger than we think ... sometimelike the flu.fer from with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and childr
videos to get up-to-date information on events. facebook.com/booktv. >> "mother jones" washington bureau chief his most recent book called showdown, the inside story of how obama fought back against john bennett, eric cantor at a tea party. is it referring to specific incident or just politics in general? >> kind of both. the book is a behind the scenes account of what happened in the white house after the november 2010 election when the republicans and the tea party really knocked barack obama for a loop and took control of the house and everything that happened after that. the tax cut deal, the big fight over the budget and the debt ceiling and deficit reduction, also what happened in egypt and libya. and so i'm looking at how obama made the decisions he made and why did the actions he took. and a very perilous time politically but also explain how this is all done in a way, set up a 2012 campaign that we
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